Cathy Kerr Recreational Division registration.

Hello All Recreational Curlers,

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Cathy Kerr International Memorial Bonspiel. It will be held in Ottawa at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr., from November 28th to November 30th 2014.

You will find at the bottom of this message the invitation/registration form for the 10th Annual Cathy Kerr International Memorial Bonspiel (Recreational Division). I have sent a copy in Word and PDF format

If you are interested in putting together a recreational team, please talk to your fellow rec curlers and send in your completed registration form and your $50/curler entry fee, as soon as possible. DON’T WAIT FOR THE SEPTEMBER 13th, DEADLINE. The reason why the deadline is earlier this year is because of the planning committee wants to make sure everything is in place in time for the event.

If you are unable to put together a 4 person rec team, but still wish to participate as a rec curler in the bonspiel then complete the registration form and select the position you wish to play by placing your name opposite that position on the registration form, and send it along with your individual entry fee $50, and you will be placed on a team if space allows.

Due to the small field of recreational teams in the bonspiel, if there are fewer than the 4 teams (16 curlers) registered by September 13th, the recreational component of this year’s bonspiel will be cancelled leaving additional space to accommodate more competitive teams. You must be willing to commit to the whole weekend in order to be eligible to participate. We hope this does not occur, so don’t delay getting your registration forms in.

If you have any questions that are not answered on the invitation/registration form, please email me.

Cheers, Tyler Sage, Director of Recreational Curling

10th Annual Cathy Kerr Invitation – 2014

Walk N’Roll2014

An upcoming fundraiser that may be interesting to participate in. Please let the board know if you are interested in participating.




Walk N’ Roll 2014

The READ Initiative (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design) at Carleton University will be hosting the second annual Walk N’ Roll for sports for people with disability. This event is a fundraiser for local clubs and an opportunity for them to showcase and recruit new members. 100% of the funds you raise for your club are yours to keep; all we ask is for 20 dollars for the entry fee.

Key Details:

  • An accessible walk
  • Free BBQ
  • Sport exhibition
  • Photo contest

Benefits for you:

  • Fundraising opportunity
  • Attract new athletes
  • Connect with volunteers

The proposed date is Saturday September 28th 2014, at the Carleton Athletics Centre Great hall.

Please let us know if you interested in attending this event.

Our mailing address is:
READ Initiative
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, On K1S 5B6

Wheelchair curling to be featured on CTV

UPDATE: Colinda has provided us with a direct link to the curling segment.  You need to select the curling segment in the list of videos.

CTV filmed a series of segments on the paralympic sports.  The segment on wheelchair curling at the RCMP Curling Club using our very own Collinda Joseph and Doug Morris. These segment are scheduled to air between 07:30 and 08:20 one each day of the week.

The schedule of times for the Paralympics spots on CTV are below. The wheelchair curling segment is scheulded for Thursday.

Monday march 10th……downhill skiing (Jeff host)
Tuesday march 11th—biathlon (Jeff host)
Wednesday march 12th—para snowboarding (Melissa host)
Thursday March 13th—wheelchair curling (Jeff host)
Friday march 14th—-sledge hockey (Melissa host)

Ontario Winter Games report

At the Ontario Winter Games held recently in Orillia, the Ottawa Capital Wheelchair group curling out of the RA was well represented.

Jamie Eddy spared for skip Chris Rees out of Peterborough Curling Club who won Gold.

Jodi Hoar spared for skip Rick Prud’homme out of the Sudbury Curling Club.

Katie Paialunga and Johanna Bos spared for skip Shauna Petrie out of the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club

Doug Morris and Collinda Joseph play for skip Ken Gregory out of the Branford Curling Club.

Winning Teams
(From left to right)


Peterborough Curling Club – Gold
Chris Rees – skip
Carl Bax – 3rd
Jamie Eddy – 2nd
Martha Gustafson – lead


Fort William Curling Club – Silver
Gino Sonego – Skip
Doug Dean – 3rd
Chris Provenzano – 2nd
Lola Jane Graham – lead
Doug Gemlich – coach
Mike Bergquist – coach


Kenora Curling Club – Bronze
Wayne Ficek – Skip
Denise Miault – 3rd
Chester Draper – 2nd
Sara Lashbrook – lead
Haley Smith – coach

Ontario Wheelchair Curling Provincial Championship results

The RA curling Club was well represented at this years Travelers Wheelchair Curling Provincial Championship held in Ilderton, Ontario.IMG_9226

The winning team consisted of skip Mike Munro, third Katie Paialunga, second Mark Ideson, and lead Christine Lavallee.

They beat out last years Provincial team consisting of Ken Gregory Collinda Joseph, Jon Thurston, and Doug Morris.

Jamie Eddy’s team consisting of Jamie Eddy, Andre Beaudin, Jodi Hoar and Ross Nicholson lost to Toronto in the Page 3 4 game.